Tuesday, November 12

Man nabbed, drugs worth more than RM50,000 seized in random check


Drugs seized from the suspect.

MIRI: Narcotic police here nabbed a man and seized drugs worth more than RM50,000 in a random check at Jalan Miri-Bintulu around 10.50am on Tuesday.

In a statement yesterday, district police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah said the 33-year-old suspect was picked up by the roadside on the way to Kampung Lopeng here by the narcotic team.

“The team carried out body search on the suspect and found a transparent plastic packet containing crystalline substance suspected to be Methamphetamine weighing 31.26gm,” said Lim.

The suspect was apprehended and brought to the narcotic unit for further questioning.

“Around 6.30pm, police carried out a search in his hotel room at the city centre and found 100 packets on which were written ‘Watermelon Milk’ suspected to be 3,4-Methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine (MDMA) drug weighing 4,700gm.

“Also found in the room were 15 white packets on which were written ‘Fruit Hunter’ believed to be MDMA weighing 400gm,” added Lim.

The drugs are estimated to be worth RM57,500.

Apart from that, the police also seized a recycle bag, the suspect’s passport and an access card to the room.

Police are investigating the case under Section 36B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which provides for mandatory death sentence upon conviction.